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The Jordan Harbinger Show

(Apple's Best of 2018) In-depth conversations with people at the top of their game. Jordan Harbinger unpacks guests' wisdom into practical nuggets you can use to impact your work, life, and relationships. Learn from leaders (Ray Dalio, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban), entertainers (Moby, Tip "T.I." Harris, Dennis Quaid), scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye), athletes (Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Tony Hawk) and an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to spies and psychologists.

(Apple's Best of 2018) In-depth conversations with people at the top of their game. Jordan Harbinger unpacks guests' wisdom into practical nuggets you can use to impact your work, life, and relationships. Learn from leaders (Ray Dalio, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban), entertainers (Moby, Tip "T.I." Harris, Dennis Quaid), scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye), athletes (Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Tony Hawk) and an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to spies and psychologists.

 

#1006

1004: Memory | Skeptical Sunday

Misconceptions about memory are abundant, so [Jessica Wynn] (https://writers.coverfly.com/profile/writer-7f5f3a0b5-126781) is here to let us know which ones we're better off forgetting on this latest Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: ---Our memories are more complex than just being videos that we can simply file away and retrieve at will. ---There are three main processes that characterize how memory works: encoding, storage, and recall. ---Forgetting is a feature, not a bug. ---Some memories are more easily recalled than others, and our memories can be manipulated by a variety of factors. ---While hotly debated, the concept of "repressed memories" doesn't seem to have the science to back it. ---Connect with Jordanon [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) , and [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/c/THEJORDANHARBINGERSHOW) . If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at [jordan@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:jordan@jordanharbinger.com) and let him know! ---Connect with [Jessica Wynn] (https://writers.coverfly.com/profile/writer-7f5f3a0b5-126781) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/1004] (https://jordanharbinger.com/1004) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

18 hrs Ago

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#1005

1003: Husband's Bro's Obscene, But He Won't Intervene | Feedback Friday

Your creepy brother-in-law hit on your mom and 13-year-old sis at your wedding and now targets you, but your husband ignores it. Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: <ul> <li>Every time Jordan goes to the barber, he comes home with another story. Here's the latest.</li> <li>It was the reddest of flags when the creepy brother-in-law-to-be hit on your mother and 13-year-old sister at your wedding. In the six years since, he's been making inappropriate advances toward you, but his brother &mdash; your husband &mdash; chooses to ignore this. How can you protect yourself and your children from this shadow-lurking predator if your husband won't?</li> <li>Even when you try your best to exude warmth and empathy, you've been told your tone can come off as condescending &mdash; not ideal for your job as a hostage negotiator, and not entirely appreciated by your long-enduring wife. How can you enhance your self-awareness to adjust this tone to a more socially appropriate level?</li> <li>Your sister and her family are obsessed with decreasing their carbon footprint to the point where your nephew has developed eco-anxiety. You want to attend a music festival that requires flying, but you're worried about the tension it might cause with your sister &mdash; who will definitely guilt you about choosing your own entertainment over her children's future. What should you do?</li> <li>While shopping with your family, you witnessed a father verbally and physically threatening his young son in public. As a mandated reporter through your job as an educator and someone who cares about children, you're struggling with the powerless you felt in the moment and wondering if you should have intervened or reported the incident. [Thanks to clinical psychologist [Dr. Erin Margolis] (https://drerinmargolis.com/) for helping us with this one!]</li> <li>After being laid off from your job of 18 years, you applied for two positions within the company. You were far along in the process with one and ended up getting an offer, but you also interviewed for the other and made a valuable professional connection. What unexpected opportunities might arise from exploring both paths?</li> <li>Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) !</li> <li>Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) .</li> <li>Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi"... ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:42

14 Jun 2024


#1004

1002: Charan Ranganath | The Mysteries of Memory and Why We Remember

Forget what you thought you knew about memory! [Why We Remember] (https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Remember-Unlocking-Memorys/dp/038554863X/?tag=jordanharbing-20) author [Charan Ranganath] (https://charanranganath.com/) joins us to share surprising insights into how we recall the past. What We Discuss with Charan Ranganath: ---Memories are not literal recordings of the past, but are constructed in the moment based on bits and pieces of information. We often forget most details, and what we do remember can be distorted by our current context, beliefs, and the act of retelling memories. ---Emotion and attention play a key role in memory formation. Emotionally charged events tend to be remembered more vividly because chemicals like norepinephrine promote neural plasticity. Distinctive, attention-grabbing elements of an experience are more likely to be encoded into long-term memory. ---Memories can be unreliable in group settings due to interference between different people's recollections and the influence of dominant personalities. Eyewitness testimony is often flawed because of how malleable and suggestible human memory is. ---The sense that time is passing slowly or quickly is tied to the distinctiveness of our episodic memories. Repetitive, non-distinctive experiences (like pandemic lockdowns) can make days feel long but weeks pass in a blur due to a lack of memorable event boundaries. ---To improve your everyday memory, try to be mindful and limit distractions in the moment. You can deliberately create memory cues by vividly imagining a visual reminder that will help you recall information later. Diversifying your experiences and learning new things also helps keep your mind sharp and allows you to make creative connections. With some practice, you can harness your episodic memory to enrich your life. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/1002] (https://jordanharbinger.com/1002) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

1 HR 42 MINS

1:42:51

11 Jun 2024


#1003

1001: Haiti | Out of the Loop

Haiti Policy House founder Wolf Pamphile is here to explain why, despite the country's ongoing crises, he remains optimistic about Haiti's future. Welcome to what we're calling our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. On This Episode of Out of the Loop, We Discuss: ---Haiti has a long history of instability, starting with its colonial past under France and Spain, followed by a devastating war for independence, and continuing with foreign interventions, dictatorships, natural disasters, and gang violence that have hindered its development. ---Foreign powers, including France, the United States, and the Dominican Republic, have played significant roles in Haiti's struggles &mdash; from the crippling debt imposed by France after independence to the US occupation in the early 20th century and the Dominican Republic's anti-Haitian policies. ---The 2010 earthquake was a devastating blow to Haiti, killing over 300,000 people and setting the country back decades in terms of infrastructure and development. This event, along with political instability, has contributed to the rise of powerful gangs that control much of the country. ---The current situation in Haiti is dire, with gangs controlling large parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and engaging in kidnappings, violence, and drug trafficking. The international community is attempting to intervene, with Kenya leading a police force to help stabilize the country, but the effectiveness of this intervention remains to be seen. ---Despite the challenges, there are reasons for optimism about Haiti's future. A new generation of Haitians, both in Haiti and abroad, are working toward a better future for their country. Political groups are coming together to find consensus on the way forward, and organizations like the Haiti Policy House are ensuring that Haitian voices are heard in discussions about the country's future. While the road ahead is difficult, with determination, unity, and international support, Haiti can overcome its challenges and build a brighter future for its people. ---And much more! ---Connect with Jordanon [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) , on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) , and on [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/c/THEJORDANHARBINGERSHOW) . If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on an Out of the Loop episode, drop Jordan a line at [jordan@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:jordan@jordanharbinger.com) and let him know! Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/1001] (https://jordanharbinger.com/1001) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! <a... ... Read more

09 Jun 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:44

09 Jun 2024


#1002

1000: Facing Father Figure's Fatality and Faults | Feedback Friday

Though he was your father figure, mourning the stepdad your sisters accused of abuse feels like betrayal. How should you feel? Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---Though he was your father figure, mourning the stepdad your sisters accused of abuse feels like betrayal. How should you feel? ---You're talented and successful in your field, but lately you're feeling drained, unmotivated, and disconnected from your passion. What steps can you take to rediscover your love for your craft? ---You fell for an online scam that cost you thousands of dollars and left you feeling ashamed and depressed. How will you move past the embarrassment and learn to protect yourself better in the future? ---Your long-time business partner and close friend didn't reach out after your company shut down, despite your history of supporting him through personal and professional challenges. Can you find a way to process the grief and betrayal? ---Your significant other refuses to go to therapy or work on their personal growth, even though it's causing your relationship to stagnate. Will you be able to accept their limitations or decide to move on? ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/1000] (https://jordanharbinger.com/1000) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps!... ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:30

07 Jun 2024


#1001

Todd McFarlane | Reinventing Spider-Man and Spawning an Empire

Listen here to discover how [Todd McFarlane] (https://mcfarlane.com/) reinvented comic book icons, founded Image Comics, and revamped the toy business with a priority on quality! What We Discuss with Todd McFarlane: ---How Todd McFarlane successfully reinvented Spider-Man and created the iconic character Venom while working at Marvel Comics, despite facing resistance from his bosses who were reluctant to change the status quo. ---Why Todd left Marvel to co-found Image Comics, which became the third-largest comic book company in the world &mdash; and where he set records for independent comic book sales with his highly successful character Spawn. ---Why Todd emphasizes the importance of creating the best possible product and offering it at a competitive price point, even if it means spending more time and money than the competition. ---How Todd's unorthodox negotiation tactics allow him to outlast opponents in meetings and get better deals. ---Todd is a living example that you can succeed by embracing your creativity, focusing on quality, and challenging the status quo. With hard work and a willingness to innovate, you can make a significant impact in your chosen field. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/999] (https://jordanharbinger.com/999) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:01

04 Jun 2024


#1000

998: Workplace Fails and Bad Boss Tales | Feedback Friday

Dysfunctional workplaces and abyssmal bosses litter the modern corporate hellscape. What stories will you share from the rubble? Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---You worked at a company with a problematic culture focused on self-help teachings and inappropriate therapy sessions led by an unqualified manager. How'd that turn out? ---You're working at a door-to-door sales company where underperforming employees face unusual (and likely illegal) consequences. Will you be able to stomach the challenges that await you? ---Your bad boss manipulated and mistreated you, hoping you'd fail when you left for a new job. But what happened when the tables were turned? ---As a young journalist, you dealt with an alcoholic, sexually harassing boss at a small-town newspaper. How far did things have to go before karma took the wheel? ---You're a young employee at a luxury car garage, where the eccentric owner's behavior is becoming increasingly erratic. Will a chance encounter with a client change the course of your career? ---Your boss denied you time off to visit a dying loved one, forcing you to choose between work and family. How will this decision impact you in the long run? ---Years ago, your boss made your work life miserable. Now, he's interviewing for a job at your thriving company. What will you do? ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/998] (https://jordanharbinger.com/998) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! <a... ... Read more

31 May 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:53

31 May 2024


#999

997: Christopher Ahn | A Marine in Kim Jong-un's Crosshairs Part Two

Marine veteran [Christopher Ahn] (https://www.freechrisahn.com/) explains why he got involved with helping North Koreans defect to the West, and how this has put him in danger. [Part 2/2 &mdash; [make sure to catch 1/2 here] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/christopher-ahn-a-marine-in-kim-jong-uns-crosshairs-part-one/) !] What We Discuss with Christopher Ahn: ---In 2019, activist group Free Joseon broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid with the goal of helping staff defect to the West. But the mission didn't go according to plan and had to be aborted. ---Back in the US, Christopher Ahn was informed by the FBI that North Korea had discovered his identity as a participant in the botched embassy raid and planned to assassinate him. His identity was likely revealed when the FBI shared it with Spain. ---Christopher is now facing extradition to Spain on charges related to the embassy incident, based on statements from North Korean officials. However, the credibility of those statements is questionable given the likelihood they were coerced. ---If extradited to Spain, Christopher fears for his life from North Korean agents. His legal team is arguing there should be a humanitarian exception made to the extradition, given the unique circumstances, though this is an unprecedented legal argument. ---Despite the challenges he faces as a result of his actions, Christopher remains dedicated to helping others in need. While his particular path is not one most will be called to follow, we can all reflect on how to courageously leverage our own skills and circumstances to uplift and empower others in need. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/997] (https://jordanharbinger.com/997) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

30 May 2024

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:08

30 May 2024


#998

996: Christopher Ahn | A Marine in Kim Jong-un's Crosshairs Part One

Marine veteran Christopher Ahn explains why he got involved with helping North Koreans defect to the West, and how this has put him in danger. [Part 1/2] What We Discuss with Christopher Ahn: ---Christopher Ahn, a Korean-American Marine veteran, became involved in helping North Korean defectors escape through an organization called the Chosen Institute, founded by Adrian Hong. ---In 2017, after the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam, Christopher was called upon to provide emotional support and protection for Kim Han-sol, Kim Jong-nam's son, who feared for his life. ---Christopher met with Kim Han-sol and his family in Taiwan, providing them with a sense of safety and comfort while the Chosen Institute worked on a plan to find asylum for them. ---Christopher's role in these operations was to offer emotional support and guidance to the defectors, drawing from his own family's experience as immigrants and his understanding of the immense courage it takes to leave everything behind for a chance at a better life. ---In the second half of this two-part episode, we'll learn more about the part Christopher played in the 2019 incident at the North Korean embassy in Madrid for which he is facing life-threatening extradition. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/996] (https://jordanharbinger.com/996) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

28 May 2024

59 MINS

59:51

28 May 2024


#997

995: Cheating Chap Caught in Child Support Trap | Feedback Friday

You fathered a child with a lesbian couple without a contract absolving you of responsibility; now you've been sued for support. Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---You fathered a child with a lesbian couple without a contract absolving you of responsibility during a break from your sexless marriage. Now you've been sued for support and you fear the fallout once your wife finds out. What can you do? ---Aside from just offering him a place to stay, how can you effectively and sensitively support your friend who's facing legal issues and suicidal thoughts after his partner took off with the kids? ---The rapid advancement streak you've been experiencing has you worried about how long it'll take your higher-ups to realize you're just not cut out for the promotions they've given you. How can you overcome this imposter syndrome before it becomes self-fulfilling prophecy? ---How do visitors to North Korea make purchases? Do merchants there take AMEX? ---A listener shares heartstring-pulling news with us, and we feel compelled to share it with this community to which he belongs. ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/995] (https://jordanharbinger.com/995) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so... ... Read more

24 May 2024

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:33

24 May 2024


#996

994: A.J. Jacobs | The Year of Living Constitutionally

What can a year of following the US Constitution per the founding fathers' intentions teach us about the future of democracy? [A.J. Jacobs] (https://ajjacobs.com/) has answers here! What We Discuss with A.J. Jacobs: ---The founding fathers were not entirely in favor of pure democracy. They feared mob rule and wanted checks and balances to prevent a tyranny of the majority. The Constitution was a big step forward for democracy at the time, but still had elements of elitism. ---The original meaning and interpretation of parts of the Constitution, such as the Second Amendment and free speech rights, are quite different from how they are viewed today. Both liberal and conservative perspectives would likely disapprove of some of the original 18th century understandings. ---The founding fathers seemed more open to changing minds and flexible thinking compared to the intransigent political positions common today. Examples like Ben Franklin and James Madison illustrate their willingness to admit uncertainty and change opinions based on reason and evidence. ---American democracy is fragile and must be actively maintained and protected. A.J. Jacobs remains optimistic that reforms and hard work can help save the American democratic system, but it requires dedication and the American people deciding to "lift the sun up" on the country's future. ---We can help revive an appreciation for democracy by making it fun and celebratory again, like it was back in the early days of America. Baking "election cakes" to share and enjoy while voting, or hosting festivities at polling places, can inject some much-needed positivity and help encourage participation. Simple acts like this are a good starting point to begin strengthening our civic society and democratic institutions. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/994] (https://jordanharbinger.com/994) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

23 May 2024

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:29

23 May 2024


#995

993: Johann Hari | The Skinny on 'Magic Pill' Weight-Loss Drugs

Are new weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy "magic" pills that can put an end to the obesity epidemic? [Johann Hari] (https://johannhari.com/) is here to give us the skinny! What We Discuss with Johann Hari: ---Processed and ultra-processed foods are a major driver of the obesity epidemic, as they undermine the body's natural ability to feel full and satisfied after eating. Moving from fresh, whole foods to mostly processed foods is strongly linked to the dramatic rise in obesity rates. ---Obesity is a complex issue with biological, psychological, and social causes. Factors like genetics, emotional eating, trauma, and the food environment all play a role. Stigmatizing or shaming people for their weight is cruel and counterproductive. ---New weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy work by artificially boosting satiety hormones like GLP-1, helping people feel full faster and eat less. They are showing impressive weight loss results, but also come with potential risks and side effects that are not yet fully understood, especially in the long-term. ---While these new drugs may help many people, they are not a magic solution. They don't address the underlying drivers of the obesity crisis in the food system and environment. To make a real difference, we need broader changes to make healthy eating the easy, default option. ---The good news is, each of us can take positive steps today to improve our health, no matter our current weight. Focus on adding more whole, minimally processed foods to your diet, and find physical activities you truly enjoy. Prioritize getting good sleep, managing stress, and building a strong social support network. Small, sustainable lifestyle changes can make a big difference over time. Be patient and kind with yourself in the process. You have the power to transform your health, one choice at a time. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/993] (https://jordanharbinger.com/993) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

21 May 2024

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:36

21 May 2024


#994

992: Royals | Skeptical Sunday

What's the point of the publicly funded British Royal family in the modern world? [Andrew Gold] (https://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok) puts the monarchy under a microscope on this Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: ---The British monarchy is a centuries-old institution that has had a significant impact on the UK's culture, politics, and history. While the monarch's role is largely ceremonial, the royal family still holds influence and plays a significant part in British society. ---The British Royal Family receives public funding through the Sovereign Grant, which is calculated as a percentage of the profits made by the Crown Estate. The Sovereign Grant covers official expenses, while the monarch also has personal income from private estates. ---The monarchy faces challenges in maintaining its relevance in an increasingly democratic and progressive world. The royal family must balance tradition with adapting to changing societal values and expectations. ---The popularity of individual members of the royal family, such as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry, can significantly impact public perception of the monarchy as a whole. ---Despite the controversies and challenges surrounding the British monarchy, it remains an integral part of the nation's identity and continues to captivate people worldwide. By focusing on their roles as symbols of unity, continuity, and tradition, while also embracing positive change and engaging in meaningful charitable work, the royal family can maintain its relevance and contribute to the well-being of the British people and the global community. ---Connect with Jordanon [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) , and [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/c/THEJORDANHARBINGERSHOW) . If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at [jordan@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:jordan@jordanharbinger.com) and let him know! ---Connect with Andrew Goldon [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/) , and check out [On the Edge with Andrew Goldhere] (https://www.andrewgoldpodcast.com/) or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/992] (https://jordanharbinger.com/992) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1" target="_blank">Like this show? Please leave us... ... Read more

19 May 2024

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:54

19 May 2024


#993

991: Should You Coexist with a Manchild Narcissist? | Feedback Friday

Should you endure a toxic marriage for the sake of your son's relationship with his father, or run for the hills while you can? Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---You're contemplating leaving your narcissistic addict husband due to his poor treatment of you and your child, but you feel trapped financially and concerned about your son losing his father. Should you try to reconcile and accept him the way he is, or run for the hills while you can? ---Betrayed by a lifelong friend who used you in an eBay scam and left you financially accountable to his victims, you found closure years later at a party by forgiving him and letting go of your own negative emotions about the situation. But you can't help but wonder if you should've just punched him in the face. Did you do the right thing? ---After years of caring for your late mother's boyfriend like family, you feel disrespected when you're labeled as a vendor at a granddaughter's wedding, highlighting the family's lack of appreciation for your efforts. Are you still expected to bring a gift, or should you send them an invoice the day after the wedding for taking care of their grandfather? ---Your close relationship with your daughter's ex-boyfriend, now reformed from the issues that facilitated their breakup, causes tension with your married daughter, forcing you to choose between transparency or secrecy to preserve your bond. Should you continue to "sneak around" with your daughter's ex, or just be honest and let the chips fall where they may? ---You're a Canadian mom worried about your 18-year-old daughter's real-life meetup with the 23-year-old American boyfriend she met online. How can you ensure her safety (on the off-chance he might be a human trafficker or drug fiend) without damaging your relationship by being seen as overbearing? ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/991] (https://jordanharbinger.com/991) <h3>This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors:... ... Read more

17 May 2024

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:44

17 May 2024


#992

990: Jonathan Haidt | How Gen Z Became the Anxious Generation

Jonathan Haidt is here to talk about his latest book, [The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness] (https://www.amazon.com/Anxious-Generation-Rewiring-Childhood-Epidemic/dp/0593655036/?tag=jordanharbing-20) . What We Discuss with Jonathan Haidt: ---Social media and smartphones have drastically altered childhood since the early 2010s, leading to increased rates of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide among teens, especially girls. ---Virtual interactions on social media are disembodied, shallow, and can spread mental health issues among susceptible teens. Prestige biased learning causes teens to emulate influencers, even those promoting unhealthy behaviors. Smartphones and social media also enable sexual predators to easily target children online. ---Overprotection in the real world and underprotection online are both mistakes that need to be reversed. Parents have allowed kids too much unsupervised screen time while restricting their independence and free play in the physical world out of exaggerated fears. ---Schools and parents need to set clear boundaries around technology use. No smartphones before high school, no social media until age 16, and phone-free schools from bell to bell are key norms to establish. The longer parents delay introducing these technologies, the better. ---Although the situation is serious, positive change is possible when parents, educators, and lawmakers work together. Parents can start by giving kids more independence and free play time offline, schools can go phone-free, and governments can pass laws to make online spaces safer for kids. With collective action, we can restore a healthier childhood for the next generation. Small steps like "Free Play Fridays" for neighborhood kids can make a difference right away. By coming together to solve this, we can ensure today's youth have the space to develop into competent, well-adjusted adults. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/990] (https://jordanharbinger.com/990) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) &mdash; our free networking and relationship development mini course &mdash; at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) &mdash; even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

14 May 2024

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:17

14 May 2024


#991

989: Bad Behavior Uncorrected Leaves Dad Unprotected | Feedback Friday

Your disabled father's safety is jeopardized by a violent, mentally ill relative, and legal remedies have proven insufficient. Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---Your paralyzed, terminally sick father's safety is at risk due to a violent, mentally ill family member, and legal interventions seem ineffective. What alternative solutions exist? ---Raised in an abusive, isolating homeschool cult, you struggle with trauma, financial hardship, and inaccessibility to college due to a lack of legitimate transcripts. Are you out of luck, or might there be a workaround? [Thanks to licensed mental health counselor and cult expert [Steven Hassan] (https://www.instagram.com/cultexpert/) for helping us with this one!] ---After enduring a volatile, unprofessional manager who alienated staff and customers, how can you diplomatically end your forced friendship now that he's been fired? ---Your mother's disapproval of your loving husband has led to an 'all or none' ultimatum resulting in estrangement and heartbreak for your son, who wonders why you "don't visit grandma anymore." What can you do? ---A dyslexic listener shares their journey to success, urging others with dyslexia to embrace their strengths, seek accommodations, and overcome shame by being open and advocating for their needs. ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/989] (https://jordanharbinger.com/989) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) &mdash; our free networking and relationship development mini course &mdash; at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! <a... ... Read more

10 May 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:36

10 May 2024


#990

988: Robert Mazur | How Money Laundering Works Part Two

Ex-federal agent Robert Mazur shares his experiences working undercover to infiltrate drug cartels, offering insights into the challenges involved. Pt 2/2. [ [Pt 1 can be found here] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/robert-mazur-how-money-laundering-works-part-one/) !] What We Discuss with Robert Mazur: ---How Robert, working undercover for US Customs and the DEA, posed as a money launderer to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel and other criminal organizations. ---Money laundering enables cartels to produce their most lethal product: corruption. Corrupt officials and governments facilitate drug trafficking operations. ---Money laundering methods are highly sophisticated, involving legitimate businesses, secret codes, and multi-national operations to evade detection. ---Banks and the global financial system need to change to combat money laundering effectively, with severe penalties for those involved in facilitating the flow of illicit funds. ---Despite the risks and close calls, Robert continued his undercover work to gather intelligence and evidence against drug cartels until it became clear that the price his family was paying was not worth continuing. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/988] (https://jordanharbinger.com/988) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

09 May 2024

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:09

09 May 2024


#989

987: Robert Mazur | How Money Laundering Works Part One

Ex-federal agent Robert Mazur shares his experiences working undercover to infiltrate drug cartels, offering insights into the challenges involved. Pt 1/2. What We Discuss with Robert Mazur: ---How Robert, working undercover for US Customs and the DEA, posed as a money launderer to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel and other criminal organizations. ---The extensive planning that goes into an undercover operation, including developing a detailed backstory, establishing fake businesses, and coordinating with informants and other agents. ---How Robert built rapport with targets by researching their interests, using active listening, and offering them gifts to gain their trust. ---Undercover agents must be laser-focused on their targets and avoid thinking about their personal lives, as any slip-up could compromise the operation and endanger their safety. ---During trials, these agents must be prepared for defense attorneys' tactics, such as role reversal, and maintain their composure to avoid compromising the case or their credibility in front of the jury. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/987] (https://jordanharbinger.com/987) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

07 May 2024

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:10

07 May 2024


#988

986: Porn | Skeptical Sunday

Has technology weaponized pornography into a public health crisis? [Michael Regilio] (https://www.instagram.com/michaelregilio/) takes us through modern porn's ins and outs on this Skeptical Sunday! On This Week's Skeptical Sunday: ---High-speed internet porn is a recent phenomenon that provides an intense, novel experience unlike traditional pornography, hacking into our brain's evolutionary desires for new mates and triggering dopamine responses similar to drug addiction. ---Pornography use, especially among adolescents and young adults who grew up with easy access to internet porn, has been linked to erosion of gray matter in the brain's prefrontal cortex, which controls impulse control and decision-making. ---Porn use has been associated with sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction in young men, as well as difficulties forming emotional bonds and intimacy in relationships. ---While some psychologists dispute the existence of "porn addiction," neuroscientific evidence shows porn use can lead to compulsive behaviors and brain changes resembling substance addictions. ---While some political efforts have been made to declare porn a public health crisis, there is little policy action based on scientific evidence to provide resources for treatment and awareness. ---Connect with Jordanon [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) , and [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/c/THEJORDANHARBINGERSHOW) . If you have something you'd like us to tackle here on Skeptical Sunday, drop Jordan a line at [jordan@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:jordan@jordanharbinger.com) and let him know! ---Connect with Michael Regilioat [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/Michaelregilio1) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/michaelregilio/) , and [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpXvzUcF00hUwrjKkABEjpQ?view_as=subscriber) , and make sure to check out the [Michael Regilio Plagues Well With Otherspodcasthere] (https://www.michaelregiliocomedy.com/podcast) or wherever you enjoy listening to fine podcasts! Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/986] (https://jordanharbinger.com/986) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

05 May 2024

55 MINS

55:26

05 May 2024


#987

985: Lives Are at Stake in Bail Reform's Wake | Feedback Friday

When bail reforms free violent offenders and risk others' safety, how can we uphold justice while safeguarding victims? Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday: ---When bail reforms free violent offenders and risk others' safety, how can we uphold justice while safeguarding victims? ---You've about had it with your autistic boss' cringeworthy conspiracy theories. How can you disagree respectfully and maintain professionalism? ---As a cancer patient struggling with massive student loans and disability assistance denial, what legal help and guidance is available for navigating private loan regulations while fighting for survival? ---You've invented a non-functional plastic object that brings laughter to all who behold its absurdity. You want to protect the IP so you can profit from this stroke of comedic novelty, but you can't ignore the potential environmental impact of manufacturing such an item en masse. What should you do? ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/985] (https://jordanharbinger.com/985) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

03 May 2024

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:44

03 May 2024


#986

984: Susan Casey | Unraveling Mysteries in the Ocean's Darkest Depths

What challenges can the ocean help us meet, and what must we do to safeguard its treasures? [The Underworld] (https://www.amazon.com/Underworld-Journeys-Depths-Ocean/dp/0385545576/?tag=jordanharbing-20) author Susan Casey dives deep for answers here! What We Discuss with Susan Casey: ---The ocean plays a crucial role in regulating the Earth's climate and serves as the largest carbon sink on the planet, making its preservation essential for mitigating climate change. ---The ocean is home to a fascinating array of creatures that have adapted to extreme conditions, such as iron-breathing microbes, glass sponges, and jellyfish that can reverse their life cycle. ---Pollution, including plastics, chemical weapons, and nuclear waste, has severely impacted the ocean ecosystem, with some deep-sea creatures found to have plastic particles embedded in their organs. ---There are an estimated three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, preserving valuable historical artifacts and information &mdash; such as the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek analog computer. ---Exploring the ocean can lead to groundbreaking discoveries in medicine, Earth's history, and climate, providing valuable insights for addressing humanity's challenges &mdash; provided we safeguard this treasury of knowledge for current and future generations. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/984] (https://jordanharbinger.com/984) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

30 Apr 2024

00 MINS

00:00

30 Apr 2024


#985

983: Bro's Obsessed with Goats: What's the Antidote? | Feedback Friday

Your brother's never-ending barrage of goat-related songs, text messages, and references has your family concerned. Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---An innocent bystander might find your brother's weird obsession with goats amusing, but his barrage of goat-related songs, text messages, and references has your family concerned. What can you do to herd him back to reality? ---Feeling unwelcome as the only woman at a family card game, you struggle with self-doubt and question your husband's support. How can you navigate family dynamics while staying true to yourself? ---Despite not being officially charged by the DA for public intoxication and alleged indecent exposure (the latter of which you deny), your six-year career as a firefighter is in jeopardy. What are your options?[Thanks to police agency supervisor [T.D. De La Pe&ntilde;a] (https://www.facebook.com/imperialbechsouthbaykiwanis/photos/welcome-sgt-td-de-la-pena-talking-to-us-about-the-harbor-police/1416405308533830/) for helping us with this one!] ---As a small business co-owner, you face a dilemma: stay in a potentially profitable but stressful partnership or leave with decent earnings, which would have a negative impact on the company's stability and your (ex-)business partner. ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/983] (https://jordanharbinger.com/983) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1"... ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:00

26 Apr 2024


#984

982: Israel vs. Iran | Out of the Loop

Should we worry that the complex dynamics between Israel and Iran might ignite WWIII? Intelligence analyst [Ryan McBeth] (https://www.ryanmcbeth.com/) brings us in from Out of the Loop. Welcome to what we're calling our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. On This Episode of Out of the Loop: ---Israel and Iran have been engaged in recent attacks on each other, with Israel striking Iranian officers in Syria, Iran launching drones at Israel, and Israel firing missiles back at Iran. However, neither side seems to want a wider conflict. ---Iran's military is split between the regular Artesh forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC gets better equipment and training and has a Quds Force that specializes in unconventional warfare. ---Iran and Israel both lack strong expeditionary capabilities to directly attack each other. Iran's navy is mostly small fast attack boats, while Israel has a defensive-oriented military. ---Many ordinary Iranian citizens oppose their government and the Ayatollahs. The people should not be conflated with the regime. Iran has a large young population that is quite pro-Western. ---Overall, a massive conventional war between Israel and Iran remains unlikely due to the geographic and military constraints on both sides, despite the harsh rhetoric. However, proxy conflicts and tit-for-tat strikes may continue. ---And much more! Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/982] (https://jordanharbinger.com/982) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

25 Apr 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:22

25 Apr 2024


#983

981: Bobby Gunn | The 73-0 Undefeated Bare-Knuckle Boxer

Grab a front-row seat to the gritty world of bare-knuckle boxing with undefeated champ Bobby Gunn and his 'Bare Knuckle' biographer Stayton Bonner here! What We Discuss with Bobby Gunn and Stayton Bonner: ---The culture and traditions of — as well as the stereotypes, lifestyle choices, and challenges faced by — the traveler community in which Bobby was raised. ---How Bobby started fighting drunks for money at the not-so-tender age of 11. ---The rich history — and brutal realities — of bare-knuckle boxing. ---How Bobby answered the call of the underground bare-knuckle boxing circuit and what the costs have been along the way. ---The evolution of bare-knuckle boxing, and Bobby's indelible mark on the sport. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/981] (https://jordanharbinger.com/981) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

23 Apr 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:50

23 Apr 2024


#982

980: Sister Was Wild — Should You Adopt Her Child? | Feedback Friday

Your pregnant sister-in-law was a wild child growing up and suffers addiction. Would adopting her baby disrupt your family life? Welcome to Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger ( [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) ) and Gabriel Mizrahi ( [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) ) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) . Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: ---Whenever you're hit with a double-whammy of physical illness and depression, remember that psychology is, in fact, biology. Metacognition is the key. ---Your pregnant sister-in-law was a wild child growing up and suffers from addiction. Would adopting her baby disrupt your own family's tranquility? ---What's the most drama-free way to get your professional contacts on board with the changes you've made since coming out as transgender? [Thanks to [Noelle Soncrant] (https://www.northwesternmutual.com/financial/advisor/noelle-soncrant/) , the first visible transgender financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual, for helping us with this one!] ---You just discovered your wife has a warrant for her arrest after neglecting to pay $173,000 in taxes your co-owned and recently dissolved business owes to the IRS. Now what? [Thanks to bankruptcy attorney Erin Hoskins for giving us some sound advice here!] ---Your sister left her amazing husband for a man she finds more attractive &mdash; but who also exhibits controlling and manipulative behavior. He's pressuring her to have a baby despite her lifelong decision against it. How can you help her realize she's making a huge mistake? ---How can you mitigate career setbacks while taking time off from work to travel? ---Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at [friday@jordanharbinger.com] (mailto:friday@jordanharbinger.com) ! ---Connect with Jordan on Twitter at [@JordanHarbinger] (https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger) and Instagram at [@jordanharbinger] (https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger) . ---Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at [@GabeMizrahi] (https://twitter.com/GabeMizrahi) andInstagram [@gabrielmizrahi] (https://www.instagram.com/gabrielmizrahi/) . Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/980] (https://jordanharbinger.com/980) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship... ... Read more

19 Apr 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:43

19 Apr 2024


#981

979: Adam Gamal | My Top-Secret Fight Against Terrorism Part Two

What's it like to be one of the only Muslim Arab Americans fighting terrorism in the US' most secret military unit? [Adam Gamal] (https://twitter.com/TheUnit_Gamal) shares here in part 2 of 2! [ [Part 1 can be found here] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/adam-gamal-my-top-secret-fight-against-terrorism-part-one/) .] What We Discuss with Adam Gamal: ---How Adam Gamal went from being an Egyptian refugee who barely spoke English to an operative in the United States' most secret special forces unit. ---The unit's tasks range from counterterrorism and hostage rescue to counter-narcotics operations. ---The ethical and emotional complexities of covert operations. ---How top secret operatives navigate cultural nuances while making personal sacrifices for the greater good. ---The importance of intelligence, adaptability, and the unseen battles fought every day to ensure American safety. ---And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: [jordanharbinger.com/979] (https://jordanharbinger.com/979) This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: [jordanharbinger.com/deals] (https://www.jordanharbinger.com/deals/) Sign up for [Six-Minute Networking] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at [jordanharbinger.com/course] (https://jordanharbinger.com/course) ! [Like this show? Please leave us a review here] (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1344999619?mt=2&ls=1) — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ... Read more

18 Apr 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:36

18 Apr 2024